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Workers' Compensation News


Trial Judge Errs in Setting Aside Verdict for Worker 11/19/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 296 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a trial judge erred in setting aside a jury verdict for an injured worker on his Labor Law claim for a fall from a ladder. ...Read More

No Carpal Tunnel Benefits for Worker With Multiple Comorbidities 11/19/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 291 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a denial of benefits to a coal mine employee with a history of medical conditions on his claim for benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read More

AGC Self-Insurers' Fund Announces $18.5 Million Dividend 11/19/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 418 min read
The Kentucky Associated General Contractors Self-Insurers’ Fund announced that an $18.5 million dividend will be returned to qualifying members in March. ...Read More

DWC Wants Input on Switching to EDI 3.1 Claims Reporting Standard 11/19/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a stakeholder meeting on Dec. 16 to find out what it will take to make the switch to the latest electronic claims reporting standard. ...Read More

Three Bus Drivers File Workers' Comp Claims After Catching COVID-19 11/19/2020
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 1618 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 32 min read
Three Honolulu public transit drivers have filed workers’ compensation claims after contracting COVID-19, according to a local news outlet. Sinc...Read More

Employers Could Require Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine 11/19/2020
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 193 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
Arizona employers could require their workers to get vaccinated when a COVID-10 vaccine becomes available, a local news radio station reported. ...Read More

DOI Fines Carriers for Slipping Reinsurance Agreements Into Comp Policies 11/19/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 84 min read
The Illinois Department of Insurance has fined two former Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries for illegally packaging reinsurance with workers' compensation policies and overcharging employers. ...Read More

With Falling Comp Rates, Attorney Fee Caps May Not Be Burning Issue for Lawmakers 11/19/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Florida legislative leaders have signaled that workers' compensation costs may not be such a hot-button issue when lawmakers convene again in March. ...Read More

WCIRB Study Links Treatment Delays to Higher Claim Costs 11/18/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
A recent study by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California found that claims with delays in medical treatment have higher medical and indemnity costs, slower claim closure rates, longer temporary disability duration and are more likely to end in permanent disability.&...Read More

Cal/OSHA Board to Vote on Emergency COVID-19 Regulations 11/18/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 230 min read
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is scheduled to vote on proposed emergency COVID-19 regulations Thursday, according to the Department of Industrial Relations.  ...Read More
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